The Real Life ‘Squid Game’ Doll Was Briefly Put on Display at a Rural South Korean Museum


Squid Game has become one of the most popular shows on Netflix and there’s one character that’s made quite an impact.

Fans the show will remember the terrifying doll statue from the first episode of the series, which plays a deadly version of the childhood game “Red Light, Green light” with the contestants.

According to South Korea’s Hankook Ilbo newspaper, the doll was specifically built for the show and producers asked a museum called Macha land in Jincheon County, which is about three hours north of Seoul, to store it for them once filming was finished.

The museum agreed, but there was a misunderstanding over the request.

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While the show’s producers wanted the doll to be put in storage, the museum instead put it outside, allowing fans of the show to get a close up look. You can see photos of it here.

The doll has since been stored away, though Netflix has installed a different replica as part of their promotional efforts for the show which is located at a Manila-area mall in the Philippines.

Last month, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos revealed that the Korean drama was on track to become the streaming services “biggest show ever.”

Netflix’s global TV head Bela Bajaria also recently spoke out about the possibility of a second season. Find out what she said…